We are super charged with exciting activities, trained teaching artists and relevant, engaging learning experiences. Our educational programs offer a range of activities easily adapted to the needs and interests of middle and high school students and teachers. Our in-studio and in-school programs are hands-on and all classes can be customized to incorporate STEAM, Geometry, History, Literacy, 21st Century Learning and of course visual arts. Through experimentation and creation, students practice teamwork, cooperation and problem-solving skills.
Offer your students stimulating and educational experiences by participating in activities at GlassRoots!
Sample Lesson Plans GlassRoots has a variety of lesson plans ready to adapt to your students' programs. Here are two samples: Glassblowing and Compression Tension.
Field Trip Options We offer a variety of workshops which align with State Learning Standards in all curriculum areas. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 973.353.9555 to discuss program content and pre- and post-visit activities.
Watch our students demonstrate the Prince Rupert's Drop! Please note that school tours must be scheduled at least three weeks in advance. Not all workshops are available at all times.
Teacher Tools We are happy to provide pre- and post-visit resources to help you prepare your class to get the most from their visit at GlassRoots.
The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and the Community Foundation of New Jersey established a field trip endowment fund to launch Field Trip New Jersey. Field Trip New Jersey provides $100,000 in funds annually to help school children in underserved communities across New Jersey access the arts and culture, historical landmarks, nature preserves and science institutions, and college campuses. The fund makes field trips possible for more students across an even wider range of disciplines and interest areas. This program operates outside of GlassRoots; for more information visit .cfnj.org/fieldtrip/
Professional Development GlassRoots instructors provide meaningful professional development opportunities for STEAM teachers from your district. Call or visit for more information!
Teacher Open House
GlassRoots hosts Teacher Open House sessionsto provide a firsthand look at how our field trips, in-class workshops, and other education programs meet curriculum standards and enhance your classroom connections. Take advantage of our vast resources to light the fires of learning! Our teacher open house is a free networking and professional development event for educators at all levels. Its offered several times per year and seeks to provide a range of opportunities for educators to learn, be inspired, relax, and engage with our studio staff about integrating glass art into their curriculum. Access descriptions of our current and upcoming educator events designed to nourish educators' personal learning as well as provide strategies for use in the classroom and beyond. Our school tours can help you meet New Jersey State Common Core Learning Standards.
Experience flameworking and learn how working with glass aligns with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), enhanced by STEAM (adding Arts in the mix), and promotes skills to solve problems creatively and collaboratively.
Gain teacher credits while making glass art and realizing the connections your students will make!
Note: This is a professional development opportunity for teachers, no children or students please.